AKNOS 2012: Laura Orenga de Gaffory of Kotzebue, commemorative narration of Laura Bergt, her grandmother

2012-06-19 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a an opportunity for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Laura Orenga de Gaffory of Kotzebue giving a commemmorative narration. Her talk is, “In the Words of my Grandmother: Public Statement by Laura Bergt in October 1969 prior to the passage of ANCSA.”

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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Alaska Native Oratory Society
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Maria Williams
Director, Alaska Native Studies Program, coordinator for AKNOS

AKNOS 2012: Petla Noden of Dillingham, poem

2012-06-12 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a celebration that included opportunities for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Petla Noden, a sophomore in Political Science from Dillingham. His presentation is a poem that he says depicts, “his struggle with himself, his struggle with God.”

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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Alaska Native Oratory Society
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Maria Williams
Director, Alaska Native Studies Program, coordinator for AKNOS

AKNOS 2012: Polly Andrews of Chevak, "Cracker and Crisco," humorous storytelling about Native cuisine

2012-06-08 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a an opportunity for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Polly Andrews of Chevak, a student at UAA. Her humorous story is titled “Cracker and Crisco” and includes details of Native cuisine, including the art of pukuk-ing (a special way of savoring bones), and the qualities of stinkheads or uqsunaaq .

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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Alaska Native Oratory Society
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Maria Williams
Director, Alaska Native Studies Program, coordinator for AKNOS

ANKOS 2012: Michelle Shangin of Chignik Lake, "Wisdom of Grandma, Teasing Cousins and Jolly Grandpa"

2012-06-08 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a an opportunity for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Michelle Shangin of Chignik Lake, a student at UAA. Her presentation is called “Wisom of Grandma, Teasing Cousins and Jolly Grandpa.”

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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Alaska Native Oratory Society
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Maria Williams
Director, Alaska Native Studies Program, coordinator for AKNOS

AKNOS 2012: Melissa Okitkun of Kotlik, "The Big Picture" rap

2012-06-08 by

The Alaska Native Oratory Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a an opportunity for orators to share spoken word, rap, poetry, humor, storytelling and commemorative narration. The theme for 2012 was “Bravely Facing The Issues: Celebrating Oratory in the 21st Century.”

This segment presents Melissa Okitkun, raised in Kotlik. Her presentation is called, “The Big Picture.”

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2012.



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For More Information:

Alaska Native Oratory Society
Website
Maria Williams
Director, Alaska Native Studies Program, coordinator for AKNOS

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